June 16, 2024
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Out Of Africa: Continental A-List Recording Artists Scheduled To Perform At Closing Ceremony Of African Games


Ghana’s Wiyaala and Stonebwoy, Cameroon’s Stanley Enow, the Democratic Republic of Congo’s Innoss’B, and Gabon’s Emma’a have been announced as performers for the closing ceremony of this year’s African Games in Accra.

The event is slated for Sunday March 24th at the University of Ghana Sports Stadium, where earlier this month, Ghanaian highlife vets Ebo Taylor and Pat Thomas, dancehall act Shatta Wale, Afropop singer King Promise and South Africa amapiano sensation Kamo Mphela opened the competition. 

In its 13th edition, the multi-sport event, owned and organised by the African Union on behalf of its member states, entailed 15 days of contests with 5,000 elite athletes from across the continent.

“I will be performing at the African Games closing ceremony,” Wiyaala, best known for her fusion of folk and pop, and popular for tracks like ‘Rock My Body,’ ‘Make Me Dance’, ‘Tinambanyi (Here We Come)’ and ‘Africa’, confirmed ahead of the event. “See you all there!”

Wiyaala

On his part, Stonebwoy, whose craft fuses Afropop, dancehall and reggae said: “As a pan-Africanist music artist who has consistently represented Ghana and the African continent at every stage throughout my career, it is truly an honour to be chosen to perform at the closing ceremony of the 2024 African Games. This event holds immense significance in celebrating African talent and fostering unity among nations. Rest assured, I am committed to bringing vibrant energy and electrifying vibes to the stage, ensuring that Saturday’s performance is nothing short of magical. Africa isn’t ready for the spectacle we have in store!”

Speaking ahead of the commencement of the event, Ghana’s Youth and Sports Minister, Mustapha Ussif, expressed confidence in its success, highlighting significant investment in state-of-the-art sporting facilities across 23 disciplines as a testament to showcasing the power of sport to unite Africa.

The African Games, formally known as the All-Africa Games or the Pan African Games, is a continental multi-sport event held every four years, organized by the African Union (AU) with the Association of National Olympic Committees of Africa (ANOCA) and the Association of African Sports Confederations (AASC). This year’s edition, hosted by Ghana, kicked off on March 8th. It was originally scheduled to hold in August 2023, but was postponed for logistical reasons.

Egypt is currently leading the medals haul, with Nigeria in second place and South Africa in third place.



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